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Film and Discussion with Ruha Benjamin: “I Am Not Your Negro: James Baldwin and Race in America”

November 14, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

As part of the Princeton & Slavery Project, Ruha Benjamin, Associate Professor of African-American studies at Princeton University, leads a post-screening discussion of the Academy Award-nominated documentary based on an unfinished manuscript by writer and social critic James Baldwin. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of Baldwin’s close friends Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. In “I Am Not Your Negro,” filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book Baldwin never finished. The result is an up-to-the-minute examination of race in America and a journey through black history that connects the Civil Rights Movement of the past to today’s #BlackLivesMatter. 1 hour, 34 minutes. Community Room

This film has been rated PG-13.





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This program is presented with support  from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.


November 14, 2017
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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65 Witherspoon Street

Princeton, NJ 08542 United States
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